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Destination Parties & Places


1757 Golf Club
Set amidst the beautiful backdrop of a stunning golf course, you and your guests will enjoy an extraordiinary setting for your event - whether a birthday party, or other special occasion.
www.1757golfclub.com , 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles, VA, 703-444-0901.


300 Shady Grove
Where the fun happens between the frames
Enjoy 40 lanes, a casual dining menu and fun, yet affordable, group event packages with our professional wait staff on hand for every frame.
www.300ShadyGrove.com , 15720 Shady Grove Rd., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-948-1390.


Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park & Wintergreen Plaza
Private party room, Light Saber Birthday Workshops, Dance Workshop Parties, Pretty Princess Parties and Professional Show Parties with reduced ticket prices for groups of 10+. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.
www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org , boxoffice@adventuretheatre-mtc.org, 301-634-2270.


American Girl
Won't your girl be surprised when her next party is at American Girl? Thrill her with a gourmet meal, desserts, gooie bags, doll tiaras, games, crafts and more.
www.americangirl.com , 877-247-5223.


Ballet Petite Fairytale Birthday Parties
Our parties are truly one-of-a-kind. Your birthday princess and her friends will be treated to an exquisite affair complete with a fairytale dance led by a ballerina.
301-229-6882.


Ballet Petite Musical Theatre Parties
An exciting Musical Theatre Party that provides an opportunity to perform a song & dance from a popular musical. Complete with makeup, costumes and lots more!
301-229-6882.


Big Train 2013
Big Train Party Picnics at Povich Field! Birthdays, school fundraisers, scout troops, sports teams, neighborhoods, family & friends. Small-town baseball at its best. Shirley Povich Field, Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, MD.
www.bigtrain.org , picnics@bigtrain.org, 301-379-9145.


Bubble Bounce Montgomery
Bubble Bounce offers custom party packages tailored to fit the needs of your party. Call us today so we can help plan your next party! Two Locations: Bubble Bounce Montgomery, Westfield Montgomery, Bethesda, MD, 301-365-0541 & Bubble Bounce Wheaton, Westfield Wheaton Shopping Town, Wheaton, MD, 301-949-4796.


Busch Gardens & Water Country USA
Host your next party at Busch Gardens. Younger kids will love Seasame Street Forest of Fun, kid-friendly paradise with scaled-down versions of rides and a wet and dry playground.
www.buschgardens.com , Williamsburg, VA,


Camp Olympia
Enjoy an outdoor party with pony rides for children ages 2-7. Ages 8+ can enjoy a hands-on introduction to horses.
www.camp-olympia.com , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.


Castle Laser Tag
The easiest party you'll ever host! Our staff will engage your guests from start to finish, so you can sit back and take credit for hosting the perfect party.
www.gosilverstars.com , bowie@gosilverstars.com, 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, MD, 301-352-5777.


Clark's Elioak Farm
Available daily: petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, Enchanted Forest attractions, playground and play area, picnic area, country store, kids' jump course. Birthday parties and tours also available.
www.clarklandfarm.com , 10500 Route 198, Ellicott City, MD, 410-730-4049.


Clay Cafe Studios of Chantilly
Paint your own pottery birthday parties for ages 3 and up! Prices start as low as $16 per painter. Make memories and have fun!
www.claycafechantilly.com , 13894 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-817-1051.


Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art + Design
The Corcoran offers a variety of youth and family programs throughout the year including family workshops, scout programs, youth classes and summer camp.
www.corcoran.org/family , 500 Seventeenth St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-639-1700.


CREATE Arts Center
CREATE-ive art teachers + the art project YOU choose + friends & family = a fun and memorable pARTy at CREATE Arts Center!
www.createartscenter.org , 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-2787.


Creative Dance Center
CDC where Birthday Parties are magical! Parties fit for a Prince, Princess, Rock Star or a Hip-Hop dancer! Ashburn, 703-724-4900; Old Ashburn, 703-729-1033; Chantilly, 703-378-1800; South Riding, 703-542-2008.
www.CDCdance.com , Birthdays@CDCdance.com,


Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park
Premium golf range featuring power tees (an automatic teeing system). 18-hole Miniature Golf at Lighthouse Point. Batting Cages--baseball and softball. Gem Stone Panning. Beach Volleyball.
www.DullesGolf.com , 21593 Jesse Ct., Dulles, VA, 703-929-1256.


Dynamite Gymnastics Center
Your child can celebrate his birthday bouncing, swinging, tumbling and climbing in our 12,000-sq-ft gym equipped with trampolines, mats, beams, bars and bouncy floors! Our staff does everything.
www.dynamitegc.com , parties@DynamiteGC.com, North Bethesda, MD, 301-770-2700.


Earth Treks Climbing Centers
An adventure your child will never forget! Indoor Rock Climbing for ages 6 & up. Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and Private Groups. No experience necessary. Three MD Locations: 1930 Greenspring Dr., Timonium; 7125 C Columbia Gateway Dr., Columbia; 725 Rockville Pk., Rockville.
www.EarthTreksClimbing.com , 800-CLIMB-UP.


Flying Kick Fitness, Inc.
Active fun!! Parties for kids ages 4-16; Saturdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Great games introduce martial arts skills in a safe, fun way. An awesome good time kids will remember!
www.flyingkicktkd.com , 4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-951-0543.


Get Out and Play in Gaithersburg
Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Culture
Get out and play in Gaithersburg this summer. Outdoor summer concerts, an interactive history museum, camps, clinics and classes. Plus a Water Park, Skate Park and Miniature Golf Course at Bohrer Park.
www.gaithersburgmd.gov , 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6350.


Hersheypark
Say YES to Hersheypark for Fun, Family and more than 65 rides and attractions for all ages, including more water than ever before!
www.Hersheypark.com , 100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey, PA, 800-HERSHEY.


Imagination Stage
Celebrate your child's birthday at Imagination Stage with a show or a workshop, then have cake in our Party Room! Options for all ages and every budget.
www.imaginationstage.org , groupsales@imaginationstage.org, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-280-1664.


Jimmy Potters Studio
Come join us at Jimmy Potters Studio for pottery, paining and fun! Great for kids, parents, friends, and families! Birthday Parties, Special Events, Workshops, Private Classes, Instruction.
www.jimmypotters.com , 11215 N. Lee Hwy., Ste. N, Fairfax, VA, 703-862-1300.


Jumping Jack Sports
Exciting parties with Moonbounces, Rockwall, Cargo Net and Sports galaore! Older children have the option to use our Interactive Gaming Studio too!
www.JumpingJackSports.com , info@JumpingJackSports.com, 44710 Cape Court, #128, Ashburn, VA, 703-858-9901.


Leesburg Animal Park
Have fun with the whole family! The 21-acre zoo is home to a variety of animals, like llamas, alpacas, lambs & more. Pony rides, animal encounters, playground.
www.leesburganimalpark.com , 19270 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg, VA, 703-433-0002.


The Little Gym
Birthday parties filled with some Serious Fun -- from gymnastics to moon bounces to obstacle courses and more! Your child's personalized party will be a hit. Fairfax, 703-818-9600; Falls Church, 703-207-4684; Gaintesville, 703-753-9101; Ashburn, 703-723-0011; Alexandria at Van Dorn, 703-751-5700.
www.thelittlegymsofdcmetro.com ,


Lowell School - Woodshop Birthday Parties
Host a party for your child, age 4-12. Projects include birdhouses, cars, sculpture, jewelry boxes, bird feeders, boats and dinosaurs and more!
margueta@lowellschool.org, 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 301-256-7379.


Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C.
Want to celebrate with the stars? Then have your next party at Madame Tussauds where you can meet all 44 presidents and brush shoulders with your favorite celebrities. Visit our website for details.
www.madametussaudsdc.com , 1001 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-942-7304.


Metropolitan Fine Arts Center
Celebrate your birthday MFAC style! We've partnered up with Ballerina Birthday Parties to bring you an enchanting and unforgettable birthday experience. Visit our website to schedule your memorable day. Alexandria, Fairfax Station & Lorton, VA.
www.metrofinearts.com , 703-339-0444.


Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
At our indoor sports facility, we do all the set-up and clean-up for you! Call us to learn about our new party packages!
www.dullessportsplex.com , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.


Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
At our indoor sports facility, we do all the set-up and clean-up for you! Call us to learn about our new party packages.
www.rockvillesports.com , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.


Modeling Camp Birthday Parties
For all fashionistas ages 7-16, a fabulous Modeling Camp Birthday Party. Fashion, fun and style. Themes include Fashion Show Party, Photo Shoot Party & Tea Party.
www.modelingcamp.com , Tysons Corner, VA, 703-273-2560.


Monster Mini Golf
Indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini golf with a DJ on the course to play music and run contests with prizes. Great arcade and party rooms for birthdays, field trips and corporate events.
www.monsterminigolf.com/fran-md-columbia , Columbia, MD, 410-579-4653.


Montgomery Parks
Park Activity buildings, picnic shelters, party rooms & packages at Miniature Trains, Ice Rinks, Brookside Gardens, Nature Centers. Tents at South Germantown Splash Playground. Visit ParkEventCenters.com.
www.MontgomeryParks.org , info@MontgomeryParks.org, 9500 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-495-2595.


George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. Visit the mansion, tomb, plantation. Located 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. on the George Washington Parkway.
www.MountVernon.org , 703-780-2000.


My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Birthday Parties for kids of all ages! Games, gymnastics, sports and more! Exclusive use of our entire gym for the entire party. We do it all from set-up to clean-up.
MD: Bethesda, 301-652-2800; Kentlands 301-926-5969; Potomac, 301-983-5300;
VA: Alexandria, 703-971-5437; Burke, 703-425-5327; Chantilly, 703-378-3100; Sterling 703-421-2100.
www.mygym.com ,


National Building Museum
Play architectural mini golf indoors all summer long, and enjoy BBQ outside on the lawn. Ages 2-6 can play and learn in the Building Zone.
www.nbm.org , 401 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-272-2448.


National Capital Trolley Museum
Ages 2-12. All aboard for your child's birthday party at the Trolley Museum. Rates include two-hour party room rental and private trolley ride for your group.
www.dctrolley.org/forkids.htm#birthdays , 1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville, MD, 301-384-6088.


National Geographic Museum
Discover the golden age of pirates as you explore artifacts recovered from the first pirate shipwreck found in U.S. waters at this blockbuster exhibit Real Pirates!
www.ngmuseum.org , 1145 17th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-857-7700.


The National Zoological Park
The National Zoo is set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C., and is home to more than 2,400 animals of 400 different species. Our best-known residents are our giant pandas.
www.nationalzoo.si.edu , 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-633-3034.


Play N' Learn Playground Superstores
Check out Howard County's indoor playground featuring great playsets, trampolines, basketball hoops & more. Open play during store hours or for your next party!
www.playgroundsuperstores.com , 9133 Red Branch Rd., Columbia, MD,


Potomac Horse Center
A fun-filled birthday celebration at our horse farm. Pony rides, tractor-drawn hayrides, stable tour, candy search and a special party room make this a most delightful party option.
www.PotomacHorse.com/parties , 14211 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.


ShadowLand Laser Adventures
Choose your code-name, strap on a pack, enter the HUGE multilevel arena and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! 5 Locations in MD & VA: Alexandria/Springfield, Chantilly, Gaithersburg, Columbia & Frederick.
www.ShadowLandAdventures.com , 703-263-1004.


Silver Stars Gymnastics
We offer COMPLETE birthday party packages including gymnastics fun, pizza, juice, paper products and goodie bags. The staff is friendly, helpful and experienced.
www.gosilverstars.com , Silver Spring, MD, 301-589-0938.


South River Boat Rentals, LLC
Sailboat and Power Boat rentals by the half-, or full-day, up to a week. Drive yourself, or take the boat with one of our captains on board. Great family outings for all ages on the Chesapeake Bay. All levels of instruction.
www.southriverboatrentals.com , 2802 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD, 410-956-9729.


TK Gym & Martial Arts
Try our Ninja Birthday party this year! Parties are designed to be fun and educational. Our host and guests will have fun while learning basic martial arts skills.
www.tkmainc.com , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.


Tiny Dancers
Fabulous fairytale birthday parties that include favorite stories, costumes, props, goodie bags and a special gift for the birthday child. Fairfax, Gainesville, Alexandria.
www.tinydancers.com , 703-385-5580.


Urban Pirates
Baltimore's Swashbuckling Adventure! Adventure cruises, private charters, birthday packages, pirate story time, school field trips, preschool activities.
www.urbanpirates.com , 410-327-8378.


Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap is situated in a setting of rolling hills and woods located on 130 acres of national parkland in Vienna, VA.
www.wolftrap.org ,


Entertainment & Events


Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, June 22, 2013; noon-7 p.m. Featuring local restaurants, Virginia wineries, live entertainment and children's activities.
www.alexandriafoodandwine.com , 300 John Carlyle St., Old Town Alexandria, VA,


Avalon Theatre
Weekend Family Matinees
On select weekend mornings, the Avalon Theatre features classic movies, soon-to-be-released titles, independent films and live performances for the whole family that are engaging, respectful, violence-free and ridiculously fun!
www.theavalon.org , 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-6000.


Carousel Puppets
Puppet shows for all occasions. Marionettes and hand puppets, lively music and lots of audience participation. Puppet-making workshops and goodie bags available. Professional puppeteer. Serving MD, VA and DC area.
www.carouselpuppets.com , requests@carouselpuppets.com, 703-444-9426.


Catriona's Castle
Ultimate Princess & Adventure Parties since 1988. Interactive children's theater at your location by cosumed fairy godmother for ages 2-10. Costumes, props/scenery, invitations, favors, cakes, tea-party china. Online Store.
www.catrionascastle.com , 301-602-9877.


Celebrate Fairfax
With 25 acres of fun, there are plenty of activities and programs to excite people of all ages. Enjoy carnival & KidWay Midway, Children's Avenue, Greenology, 8 stages of entertainment. June 7-9, 2013. Fairfax County Government Center
www.celebratefairfax.com , Fairfax, VA,


Michael Chamberlin, Magician
Known as the "Dean of Deception" across Washington for 30 years at birthdays, schools & libraries. Michael's seamless blend of comedy & magic creates a dazzling show.
www.mikecmagic.com , mikecmagic@hotmail.com, 301-656-5693.


Club Scientific
Ages 4-13. If you want your child to have a fantastic birthday party, let Club Scientific provide the entertainment. We offer a variety of themes for an unforgettable experience.
www.clubscientificchesapeake.com , 443-928-6772.


The DC Jazz Festival
The 2013 DC Jazz Festival kicks off summer in DC June 5-16, 2013 with more than 125 dazzling performances in nearly 60 venues across the city.
www.dcjazzfest.org , Washington, DC, 202-457-7628.


Dinosaur Birthday Party
Does your budding paleontologist want to find real dinosaur fossils? Dr. Peter Kranz, dinosaur paleontologist, provides field trips, home parties and other opportunities to have fun!
www.dinosaurfund.org , 202-547-3326.


Eric Energy
Team Eric Energy can make learning fun at your party, camp, school or festival. Perfect for preschools and wide-ranging age groups. 60-minute shows and workshops that focus on various science experiments and topics.
www.ericenergy.com , 410-336-8295.


Frisbee Guy
Your child's next birthday party is the most important day in their life. Make it memorable with a World Champion Frisbee Show & autographed frisbees.
gary@frisbeeguy.com, 877-477-2555.


Imagination Bethesda
A Children's Street Festival Celebrating the Arts! June 1, 2013; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Live entertainment, hands-on creative activities, face painters, roving performers, balloonists and more! The festival takes place on Auburn & Norfolk Avenues.
www.bethesda.org , 301-215-6660.


Mad Science
Our 45-60 minute parties are full of spectacular science experiments! Experience chemical reactions, amazing physics and even make your own project!
www.dc.madscience.org , parties@madscienceofdc.com, 301-593-4777.


Mr. Knick Knack!
DC's Best Birthday Party! Mr. Knick Knack offers a foundational, dignified, fun musical storytime for children of all ages, focusing on the wee ones, 0-6.
www.mrknickknack.com , fastenyourbassin@mrknickknack.com, 703-795-1800.


My Reptile Guys
My Reptile Guys deliver the thrill of a safari to the comfort of your home, offering fun, interactive birthday parties with petting zoos and photo sessions.
www.MyReptileGuys.com , 877-544-7755.


Oh Susannah
Ages 1-6. Award-winning children's singer/songwriter Susan McNelis comes to your location for parties & preschool shows. Group participation with lively songs, rhythm instruments, hand puppets, balloon animals, dancing & much more.
www.susannahmusic.com , susannaparties@aol.com, 301-933-2006.


Paula's Fantasy Theatre & Tea Parties
Age-appropriate themes and activities with costumes, props, music, movement. Popular children's stories are dramatized, with children becoming the characters. Wide range of music/themes.
dynopaula@aol.com, 703-759-3972.


Reptiles Alive! LLC
Amazing live animals will star in an educational, hands-on experience you will never forget. Perfect for schools, parties and special events.
www.ReptilesAlive.com , reptilesalive@gmail.com, 703-560-0257.


Sing Along With Karen
Karen's top-rated custom music/rhythm/movement birthday parties and special events are top-hat! An extraordinary children's entertainer and master guitarist, Karen engages children ages 1-4. 301-537-SING (7464).
www.singalongwithkaren.com ,


Taste of Reston
An event featuring two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on four stages and a Family Fun Zone! June 14-15, 2013; Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.
www.restontaste.com , Reston Town Center, Reston, VA,


Team Makers
Ages 6-12. Team makers brings the fun to you with a team building party complete with secret clues, team skill challenges and treasure!
www.teammakers.com/dc , 301-655-5328.


Under The Sea
We bring live marine animals such as crabs, sea stars and sharks to your birthday party, for an exciting and educational look at some amazing sea creatures.
www.touchthesea.org , 703-464-4763.


Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Grades K-6. With 70 performances June-July, Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods presents family-friendly shows at 10 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday-Saturday. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.
www.wolftrap.org/TITW , 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA,


Woodfield The Magician
Woodfield's hilarious eye-popping magic will make your next party amazingly successful, memorable and fun - guaranteed!
www.woodfieldmagic.com , 703-851-7606.


Party Services & Supplies


Angelica Bead Parties
Tap into your creativity with a unique and innovative form of party entertainment -- jewelry making. Jewelry making parties delivered to you, book online now!
www.angelicabeadparties.com , info@angelicabeadparties.com, 301-318-1322.


Chef On Call
Catered dinners or hors d'oeuvres parties. We do all the shopping and food preparation. Tell us what you need.
chefRousseau@netscape.net, 703-222-9088.


Friends of the Library
Shop for great deals on books, music, movies, video games, comics, children's books, graphic novels and books-on-tape at our three used book stores in Gaithersburg, Rockville and Wheaton.
www.folmc.org , 240-777-0020.


Kendall's Cakes
Kendall's Cakes is devoted to designing and creating superb cakes with the finest, freshest ingredients, nothing artifical.
www.kendallscakes.com ,


Mr. Omelette Caterers
Complete dairy caterer specializing in omelettes, waffles, pasta dishes, crepes...made to order in your home, office or outdoors. Now featuring cappuccino & fresh fruit smoothie bars. Serving MD, DC & VA.
www.Mromelettemd.com , 301-340-2800.


Tiny Chefs
Tiny Chefs offers interactive cooking parties for children ages 4-14. We come to your location and bring all supplies. Cost varies depending on age.
www.tinychefs.com , anna@tinychefs.com, 301-518-6108.


Resources


Cultural Tourism DC
A nonprofit linking you to Washington's heritage and arts.
www.culturaltourismdc.org ,


Destination DC
Make DC yours. Plan outings in your own backyard. The official tourism site of Washington, DC.
www.washington.org , 202-789-7000.


Maryland Office of Tourism
Plan a Maryland vacation. A guide to history & heritage, state parks and more.
www.visitmaryland.org ,


Vacation in Virginia
Fifty-one cool places for kids. Be a colonist, astronaut, solider, scientist.
www.Virginia.org ,


Virginia Tourism
Fun for kids in Virginia. Fun family day trips.
www.funforkids.virginia.cc ,